This course is suspended until further notice

33 hours



This foundation course aims to enhance the working dental clinic assistants’ fundamental knowledge for them to provide effective assistance to the dental team to certain extent.

Programme Details

[This course is suspended until further notice]

Course structure

  1. Tutorial content: the basic knowledge in Nomenclature of teeth, Common dental terminology & charting, Some basic dental treatment procedures (restorations, scaling, extractions), Infection control, Occupational health and safety, and Dental diseases – causes and prevention.
  2. Chairside practices: Setting up and tidying up operatory areas, Practicing close support dentistry including instrument transfer, Practicing rubber dam assisting and Mixing of some dental materials (including temporary restorative materials, Alginate, lining and cementation materials).
  3. Visit the Hospital’s Central Sterile Supplies Unit for observation of decontamination process.


Medium of Instruction

Cantonese and supplemented with English



The Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Course schedule

08:30 – 12:30 (3 mornings): 16/12/2022#, 23/12/2022#, 30/12/2022#

18:30 – 21:30 (7 evenings): 30/11/2022, 7/12/2022*, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022*, 4/1/2023, 11/1/2023

# Compulsory; * Online lecture


Attendance Certificate

Students with 90% attendance and attended all compulsory lessons will be awarded an electronic attendance certificate. The certificate will not be reissued once emailed.

Admission Requirements

Working Dental Clinic Assistant aged 18 or above who has the Recommendation for Admission from current employer of the dental clinic (i.e. Part IV. of the application form).


Tuition Fee



Applicant is required to send the completed Application form and Proof of all employment in dental clinic(s) to pdtc@ppdh.org.hk with the email subject「報讀牙科手術助理員基礎課程」.


The Hospital will notify the successful candidates on or before 16 November 2022 (i.e. two weeks before course commencement) by email. Successful candidate is required to settle the tuition fee and to provide suitable proofs of fulfilling the Vaccine Pass, within 3 business days of the issuance of the successful notification email.